|Transcendent Device - Degree Absolute [NTT016] - Transcendent Device|
Michael Todd aka Transcendent Device (or Marspiter on labels as Somnambulant and Foreshadow) brings us 4 deep droning fragments of nightmares. Covering mainly the lower ends of the soundspectrum, he keeps things simple but precise. With sparse though effective reverberated melodies, meshed in what could be percieved as ritualistic chanting, Transcendent Device paints a dark minimalist landscape of interesting outworldly textures.
Keywords: Dark Ambient
Downloads: 3,727 (2 reviews)
|Cisfinitum - Landschaft [NTT024] - Cisfinitum|
Russian composers E. Voronovsky (music, synths, tapes, drones) and A. Tzarev (sound construction and digital editing) are responsible for our 24th release, which has been previously released as CDR on the Insofar Vapour Bulk catalog in 2000. Regardless we are very proud to make this material available to you, as its content is utterly timeless. Landschaft is an epic work of deeply emotional/dramatic drones, carrying with them the Cisfinitum trademark which successfully combines electro-acoustic ...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 10,936 (4 reviews)
|Cisfinitum - Malgyl [NTT030] - Cisfinitum|
Enigmatic, very emotional drone album from Cisfinitum, who finishes in this way his surreal "0 vs 0", "Landschaft" and "Malgyl" trilogy. Awesome, heartily recommended work. http://cisfinitum.coldlands.ru http://www.musicamaximamagnetica.com/catalogo/eee43.html
Keywords: Drone; Dark Ambient
|m__ - Ilion [NTT007] - m__|
From Madrid we welcome m__, who offers us a very controlled 5-part post-digital tweaking session that has a surprisingly wide variety of carefully timed minimalistic interactions, that are sometimes rhythmic, and always very ambient coated. The many microscopic elements not only give it a strange organic feel, but they also allow this excursion to grow by the listen. With tone and texture hinting to interesting post-industrial landscapes, we gladly start 2004 with "Ilion".
Keywords: Microsound; Drones; Dark Ambient
|Tirriddiliu + Hackeronte - Elettra [NTT017] - Tirriddiliu, Hackeronte|
ntt017 - Tirriddiliu + Hackeronte - Elettra Continuing Entity's recent exploration in darker realms, Italy's Tirriddiliu and Hackeronte have teamed up to bring us their musical version of Sophocles' classic tragedy, Electra. In three movements they successfully depict the intense atmospheres that surround this epic tale of murder, hatred and vengeance. Elettra is an ep that will drag you into a vast world of detailed abstract ambiences and surprising, evolving scapes...
Keywords: Abstract; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 1,041 (2 reviews)
|Erratic - Activation Fields [NTT018] - Erratic|
Our own staffmember Jan Robbe (Erratic/UndaCova) decided to release his albumlength of sonic adventures in space on Entity. His casual interest in the fields of astronomy and consciousness have driven him to the production of "Activation Fields". Expect a varied succession of short electronic experiments that will have you floating in between swirling abstract shapes and erratically changing landscapes...
Keywords: Ambient; Abstract; Drones; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 3,328 (2 reviews)
|Idle Sunder - Aether I [NTT031] - Idle Sunder|
In Aether I, the Idle Sunder group sets out to disassemble the physical reality that we all reside in. They meticulously melt together the raw sonic textures of energetic information that determines our universe with a mystical sense of humanity, as to translate to us petty humans the holistic greatness of existence. The album also contains the first Entity micro-release "Folding Light" (albeit in slightly different form), which perfectly fits into their universal picture...
Keywords: Sound Collage; Dark Ambient; Abstract
|Mathieu Ruhlmann - The Calm of the Suns [NTT025] - Mathieu Ruhlmann|
In "The Calm of the Suns", Mathieu Ruhlmann (also known of labels such as Mystery Sea and S'Agita) gradually intrudes your perceptions using subtle and faintly recognisable recordings, while luring you into a dualistic mirage that's calm and haunting at the same time. It shows that Mathieu has extensively dwelled on the borders of pure phonography, as his recordings are crystal clear, unnoticeably emerging and disappearing, inherently drawing attention away from itself...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Field Recordings; Drone, Ambient; Minimal
Downloads: 4,109 (5 reviews)
|Satka - The Recombinant Sign [NTT029] - Satka|
It's no surprise that Satka and Sedarka (see NTT021) have a common musical history as both these artists seem to be investigating the outer fringes of dark and deep industrial/breakcore/noise fusions. Satka's contribution to Entity turns your mind into a warzone of high energy obstructions. Remnants of dislocated industrial rhythms continuously exterminate eachother as the tracks keep building towards higher momentum and sustaining climaxes...
Keywords: Dark Ambient; Breakcore; Industrial / Post-Industrial / Noise
|CD-R - Aspekt / Audience / Ascent [NTT026] - CD-R|
Back to Russia, where Nikita Golyshev (CD-R) and Evgeny Novikov performed an impressive live session (13/03/05, Moscow), which formed the building blocks of this quite experimental album. The unique approach of this duo allows for the most distant elements to be combined in something that sounds at times like a (sur)real environment, and at other times more like a guitar thrown in a trash compactor (if you've enjoyed NTT014 - Universumix, you realise that this isn't necessarily a bad thing)...
Keywords: Instrumental; Lo-Fi; Found Sounds; Dark Ambient
Downloads: 16,477 (2 reviews)
|PlanetZoo - Life, This Strange Discharge [NTT057] - PlanetZoo|
PlanetZoo - the braindeadchild of arguably mentally deranged composers Samuel Glazer (Zoogoo) and Anthony Colas (Planet Aldol) - was not so long ago destined to release on Entity and (thankfully) have yet again put everything aside to work on the continuation of what is already becoming a compendium of hyperrealistic yet surreal and psychedelic auditory sceneries. This new incarnation brings a horrific tale of dark, virtual entities, bearing a story that will keep you puzzled as you relive each ...
Keywords: abstract; sound design; dark ambient; glitch; electro-acoustic; found sound
|Rekombinacje - Soczewki Grawitacyjne [NTT073] - Rekombinacje|
Hailing from Poland, mister Marian Marianski brings us his version of a "Gravitational Lens", a deep-scope reflection on galaxy clusters far beyond our current reach. Sonically dense and meticulously controlled, spacious atmospheres interweave with sharp glitches and sub-ranged feedback echoes. A subtle yet wide spectrum of sonic entities is revealed. A welcome addition to the family. http://www.entity.be
Keywords: deep, space, lens, abstract, drones, abstractions, glitch, ambient, dark ambient, sound design